Oktoberfest 5K Rainbow Run

IMPORTANT: 5K Race participants must use the Eastland Rd entrance to the Fairgrounds (164 Eastland Rd, Berea, OH 44017).
The Oktoberfest Rainbow 5K RunWhen: Monday, Sept. 2nd, 2019

Early Packet Pickup: Thursday, Aug 29th from 4pm-7pm at the Race Tent in the Eastland Rd Parking Lot (just outside Gate 2).  Those who pick up their packets on Thursday gain free admission to the Thursday night Oktoberfest Pre-Party!

Start Time:
9:30 a.m. – Race Day Registration & Packet Pick Up
11:00 a.m. – 5K Run & One Mile Walk Begin
12:00 p.m. – Awards

Race Managed By: Hermes Sports

5K Run (B-Tag Chip Timed): $25 Pre-Registration; $30 Race Day
1 Mile Walk (Non-Timed): $15 Pre-Registration; $20 Race Day
Family Rate: $15/Registrant. Minimum of 4 people from the same address, one person per form. MAIL IN ONLY.

Click here to download the mail-in application form, or Click here to register online.

Online registration will close Sunday, Sept 1, 2019 at 9am! All mail-in entries must be received by Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Please make checks payable to: Hermes Sports & Events

Mail entries to:
Hermes Sports & Events
2425 W. 11th Street, Suite 2
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Dress Up & Save: Participants who dress up in authentic German Costume will receive one (1) additional FREE admission!

Awards (5K Only):
The 2019 5k Run is a B-Tag Chip Timed Event. Awards will be given to the Top Male and Top Female overall as well as three deep in the following age categories:
14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over and Wheelchair.

Four (4) $100 gift certificats to be awarded to the following on race day:

  • One (1) Top Overall Finishing Male
  • One (1) Top Overall Finishing Female
  • One (1) Randomly-Selected Participant from all Pre-Registrants
  • One (1) Randomly-Selected Participant from Total Number of Participants (Pre or Day-Of) in the Cleveland Oktoberfest 5K
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Age Class winners 20 and over will receive a Commemorative Ceramic Mug (picture to the right).


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Age Class winners 19 and under will receive a medal.


What You Get:

Show your race bib at the Eastland Rd. Gate and received one FREE Admission to the Cleveland Oktoberfest.  
One FREE Mini Stein with a Paulaner Drink Ticket (21 or Older). Click to enlarge
A Goody Bag courtesy of Conrad’s Tire Express & Total Car Care including refreshments from Giant Eagle, Frito-Lay, Monster Energy and Gatorade (while supplies last).
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Pre-Registered runners will also receive a Cleveland Oktoberfest 5K Run T-Shirt.
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Last year’s 5K Run/1 Mile Walk was held Monday, September 3rd, 2018. The race drew over 900 runners. Pics from the 2018 5K can be found in our gallery here or click here to view 2018 race results.


Paulaner Hacker-Pschorr Huntington Bank
Conrad's Tire Express and Total Car Care
Giant Eagle Frito Lay
  Monster Energy